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Undergraduate Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate students in the Jacobs School pay the regular in-state or out-of-state tuition rates set by the Indiana University Board of Trustees.  In addition, undergraduate students in the Jacobs School of Music are charged a program fee of $1,020.39 each semester as well as certain mandatory fees.

2018-2019 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Indiana Resident

Non-Indiana Resident

Tuition (flat fee, 12-18 credit hours) $4,670.95 $17,058.28
Program Fee: $1,020.39 $1,020.39
Mandatory Fees:    
Activity Fee $104.57 $104.57
Student Health Fee $117.16 $117.16
Technology Fee $192.28 $192.28
Transportation Fee $64.60 $64.60
Temporary Repair and Rehab $190.68 $190.68
2018-19 Cost for Tuition and Fees, one semester $6,360.63 $18,747.96
2018-19 Cost for Tuition and Fees, Fall and Spring $12,721.26 $37,495.92

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Total Estimated Cost, Fall and Spring $27,649.26 $52,423.92

Undergraduate Merit-Based Scholarships

The Jacobs School of Music is committed to recognizing exceptional talent through merit-based scholarship awards. All scholarship decisions are made in mid-March after all admitted applicants have been processed and notified, and those receiving scholarships will receive notification by the week of April 1. This allows us to see the entire applicant pool and consider all applicants equally, regardless of when they auditioned or interviewed in the process. Scholarship decisions are based primarily on merit, which for the Jacobs School of Music means musical talent and accomplishment as demonstrated in the audition or interview, and academic achievement.

At the undergraduate level, merit-based awards include the Dean's Scholarship, Premier Young Artist Award, Jacobs Scholar Award, Presidential Scholars Awards, and more. Each year, the school awards more than $5 million in merit-based funds. All applicants to the Jacobs School of Music are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships based on their audition, portfolio, or interview results, so no separate scholarship application is required for Jacobs School of Music awards.

For information about renewability of Jacobs School of Music awards, please consult the Undergraduate Financial Aid Policies.

IU Scholarships

Please note that Jacobs School of Music freshman applicants are not considered for the IU Achievement Scholarships administered by the IU Office of Scholarships. The Jacobs School of Music administers these scholarships, taking into consideration the combination of academic achievement and talent as it is demonstrated in the audition. This enables music applicants to be considered for scholarship on the basis of their SAT/ACT, GPA, and musical talent, rather than on SAT/ACT and GPA alone. Jacobs School of Music applicants may still apply for IU Scholarship opportunities via the Selective Scholarship Application, information for which can be found on the IU Office of Scholarships website.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Each year, students at Indiana University Bloomington receive more than $280 million in federal financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans, and income from work-study jobs. More than half of the students in the Jacobs School of Music receive federal aid. (Please note that international students are not eligible for federally funded, need-based assistance.) The Office of Student Financial Assistance, located in the Student Central building, handles all matters regarding need-based financial aid.